Learn more about how palliative care can help you and your family:

  • Palliative care provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for seriously ill patients.

    Dealing with a serious illness can be a lonely and difficult experience, and patients and their families need to know they are not alone. At Health Quest our mission is to provide excellent healthcare that embraces the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Palliative care supports this mission by helping you deal with the symptoms of a challenging illness while insuring comfort, dignity and quality of life. You may find palliative care helpful if you have a serious, chronic or long-term illness, including, but not limited to, advanced heart or lung disease, neurological conditions and dementia.

    To help you deal with the various challenges that arise during illness, our Palliative Care Program includes services from pain management, rehabilitation and nutritional counseling to pastoral counseling and emotional support. We will also help you find the supportive community services that you and your family may need after discharge.

    Hospice care, while providing palliative care, is meant specifically for those who are approaching the last stage of life and are no longer receiving curative, life-prolonging treatments.

    Your Palliative Care Team

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    Putnam Hospital Palliative Care
    (845) 278-5641

    (800) 421-1220

The Putnam Hospital Center Palliative Care Program offers a wide range of supportive services:

  • Traditional pain management targets pain, nausea, fatigue, breathing difficulties, anxiety, depression and other symptoms that accompany chronic or serious illness.
  • Complementary therapies provide comfort on many levels through alternative wellness modalities, including acupuncture, massage and reiki (a form of therapeutic touch).
  • Physical therapy uses various forms of exercise and massage for strengthening and toning.
  • Nutritional consultation offers tips and recipes for healthy eating.
  • Emotional support and spiritual counseling provides guidance and support with difficult treatment choices and, when necessary, end-of-life issues.
  • Stress-reduction classes introduce hypnosis and guided imagery to help you de-stress and relieve pain.
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Discharge planning identifies services and community resources to support you and your family after you leave the hospital.
  • Advanced care planning helps you prepare for future healthcare needs, including health care proxies, living wills and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)/Do Not Intubate (DNI) documents.
  • Infusion center referral offers intravenous application of medication and pain relief.
  • Home care retreat
  • Hospice care retreat provides support with dignity for end-of-life stage.
  • Our Palliative Care Program also offers lectures and workshops. For more information, see News & Events.

Specialized Care Services

At Putnam Hospital Center, your palliative care team is made up of physicians, nurse-practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, nutritionists, therapists, chaplains and pastoral counselors who work together to ensure you get the best possible care. Even if you participate in our Palliative Care Program, you will still be able to remain in the care of your own doctor, who will continue to supervise your treatment.


Putnam Hospital Center
670 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512